Hey, there! My name is Deana Hipwell, and I’m “The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.” Welcome to my blog about frugal and free homeschooling printables and resources, how to homeschool on a tight budget, budgeting tips and tricks, and homeschool family freebies. I am “The Frugal Homeschooling Mom.” I started this blog in February of 2009. Occasionally, I’ve taken a few blogging breaks here and there, but it consistently provides online help for finding free and inexpensive homeschool curriculum. It’s been such a fun adventure and a blessing to see this blog reach millions of people every year.
About The Frugal Homeschooling Mom
I’m having the most fun teaching my three children at home, and as frugally as possible. I am a happy stay-at-home – and work-at-home! – homeschooling mom.
My family has lived the “frugal life” for about 12 years. After I left my job in 2008 as a Master’s level public school teacher, I chose to stay at home and homeschool. For 10 years we lived off of a combined income that was less than I made as a teacher. Times were tough, but we felt led to homeschool anyway. God always provides, and we know He is always at work in our lives. This blog is the result of all I’ve learned and experienced through those lean years. In the meantime, I began freelance work as a Virtual Assistant, which led to a career as a website manager, front-end developer, and graphic designer.
I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my family. For me, being a wife and mommy is the greatest joy on earth. It’s really all I’ve ever wanted to be. And homeschooling is what I feel God has called me to. I tried working outside of the home and I was miserable – my heart’s desire was to keep my home and be with my children. I may one day go back to working outside the home, but for now, this is where I am meant to be.
I enjoy bringing you information that may support you as you begin homeschooling your own children or that may help you live an abundant life on a not-so-abundant budget.
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“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26)